2,222 ft
29 ft
-418 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Rattlesnake Gultch (Upper) Trail


  • Riding area
    Mill Creek Pipeline
    Murray, Utah
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking

Top part is very steep and wide. Just goes straight down.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rattlesnake Gultch (Upper) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -389 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,605 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,994 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,994 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,605 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    184 ft
  • Distance down
    1,994 ft
  • Distance flat
    44 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Aug 21, 2017
Avg: 2.85 (7 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to rattlesnake-gultch-upper trailhead (40.698560, -111.768600)


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1 Review & Comments

  • + 2
flag tuffguppy (Oct 26, 2016 at 11:40)
 Upper Rattlesnake is steep. I know. I have tried to ride it 26 times. It also has monster water bars and jagged embedded rocks and boulders. 458 Strava riders have been brave enough to even try to climb it. It's only about 1/10 of a mile long, but when you get to it after riding the lower 6/10 of a mile, regular humans are so tired they won't even attempt to ride that last part. My son has ridden the whole thing multiple times, on a hardtail. He's not human. I do know the water bar steps are getting bigger. Fall and spring are the best times to attempt the climb. The ground is firmer then.

Riding down it is fun if you think, 'the more rugged the better'. It's a little tough, but not too bad. Good intermediate riders should be able to do it. But if you don't make it there are a lot of rocks to land on to make you regret the attempt. I have ridden down it many times on a hard tail.

Beware of hikers. It's a popular hiking trail. I don't know why this trail has a 3.8 star rating. It is just a trail, that has existed for decades, that goes straight down the mountain with no forethought on how to build a trail.

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Rattlesnake Gulch POV
4:40 | 156 | Mar 13, 2015 , Murray
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